10 of the best Mary Berry chicken recipes


"I know chicken dishes are a great favourite in many families, so I’ve included plenty of recipes here", says Mary to introduce her latest cookbook, Simple Comforts, packed with hearty, wholesome recipes to feed the whole family. Brimming  with nifty midweek and weekend dinner ideas that make the most of a whole chicken or a pack of chicken breasts or thighs, it's a treasure trove of recipes for chicken-loving cooks and has prompted us to put together our favourite Mary Berry chicken recipes from acoss her cookbooks.

best mary berry chicken recipes Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter & Melting Onions simple comforts

Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

Mary's latest version of roast chicken comes with a tarragon, ginger and lemon butter slathered under the skin before cooking. Roasted on top of meltingly soft onions, and served with rich homemade gravy, this is a must for an autumn Sunday dinner.

 
Simple Comforts
Heart-warming comfort dishes from the nation's favourite cook
With easy, family-friendly recipes as well as all-out weekend feasts
Including chapters full of indulgent bakes and sweet treats
best mary berry chicken recipes Chicken Hot Pot with Potato Topping simple comforts

Chicken Hot Pot with Potato Topping from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

A healthy, hearty dinner, this chicken and mushroom stew is topped with slices of golden potato. Dish it out into comforting bowlfuls with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Order your copy of Simple Comforts to get the recipe.

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Mediterranean All-In-One Chicken from Mary Berry Cooks by Mary Berry

An all-in-one traybake dinner, this is one of the best ways to cook chicken so all the juices meld and mix with the vegetables as they cook. Mary has added preserved lemons for a Middle-Eastern citrus tang.

Order your copy of Mary Berry Cooks here.

best mary berry chicken recipes warm chicken and dill salad simple comforts

Warm Chicken & Dill Salad with Mustard & Parmesan Dressing from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

With crispy chicken, crunchy lettuce and a creamy Parmesan dressing, this is a bit of a riff on Caesar salad, but with plenty of dill, pickles and paprika to give it some oomph.

Order your copy of Simple Comforts here.

best mary berry chicken recipes Chicken and Fennel Fricassee simple comforts

Chicken and Fennel Fricassee from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

This is a great midweek supper, pairing chicken with fennel, crème fraîche and tarragon. "We like chicken thighs, skinned but left on the bone for full flavour, but you could also use skinned chicken breasts", recommends Mary. 

Order your copy of Simple Comforts to get the recipe.

best mary berry chicken recipes Smoky Firecracker Chicken Drumsticks simple comforts

Smoky Firecracker Chicken Drumsticks from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

These sweet, smoky marinated drumsticks could not be simpler to throw together, roasted until gnarly and eaten with sticky fingers around a November bonfire. 

Order your copy of Simple Comforts here.

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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken from Mary Berry's Cookery Course by Mary Berry

Make chicken breasts a bit more interesting by topping them with a combination of lemony cream cheese and Parmesan breadcrumbs for lovely moisture and crunch. Bake in the oven with a selection of seasonal veg for a healthy meal.

Order your copy of Mary Berry's Cookery Course here.

best mary berry chicken recipes honey chicken classic by mary berry

Honey Chicken from Classic by Mary Berry by Mary Berry

"An old favourite of mine and one the family still love", says Mary. With a few storecupboard basics, you can make a BBQ-style marinade within minutes. Roast in the oven until gnarly, sticky and sweet.

Get your copy of Classic by Mary Berry here.

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Spanish-style Chicken Paprika from Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect by Mary Berry

Crispy chorizo, paprika, mushrooms and cream form the foundation of this baked chicken recipe, cooked all in one dish so all the flavours meld together deliciously. Serve with rice. 

Order your copy of Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect here.

best mary berry chicken recipes pesto lemon chicken mary berry's absolute favourites

Pesto Lemon Chicken from Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites by Mary Berry

Inspired by the Mediterranean tricolore salad, Mary combines chicken and avo with a zesty pesto dressing in this simple and healthy salad.

Order your copy of Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites here.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for five decades. She is one of our favourite bakers, much-loved GBBO judge and the author of over 70 cookbooks.

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